Northwest Indian College TRiO Academic Coach/Advocate in Bellingham, Washington

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT TRiO Academic Coach/Advocate – F/T OPENING DATE : October 11, 2018 REVIEW DATE: October 26, 2018 CLOSING DAT E: Open until filled START DATE : As soon as possible LOCATION: NWIC Lummi Campus SALARY: $37,000 Max. DOE The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled. Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473). NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information. SCOPE OF WORK The Academic Coach/Advocate position provides holistic advising and guidance services to NWIC students and will also provide workshops to students in a variety of topics such as study skills, academic planning, internships, research and non-cognitive skills, etc. at the Lummi Main Campus and Extended Campus Sites. The Academic Coach/Advocate will work with clients to provide academic tutoring, advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection, education/counseling to improve financial and economic literacy, information and assistance in applying for Federal Student Aid and scholarships, and/or assistance in applying for admission to Graduate School. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Manage Case Load of 60 clients identifying as TRiO-eligible full-time (low-income, first-generation, and/or disabilities) Collaborate with TRiO Director and Center for Student Success staff to develop, facilitate, and evaluate academic, career, disability, and personal support workshops for participants Provide students with timely and accurate educational information on degrees, certificates, courses, college policies and procedures, campus and community resources; conduct holistic advising; identify options for students to satisfy degree requirements, evaluate and make recommendations on changes to student programs of study, and assist students to completion. Utilize Academic Coaching to provide consistent academic, personal, transfer, and career counseling to participants to increase retention and graduation rates, as well as guide students in development of effective problem solving skills, self-advocacy (empowerment), self-efficacy, goal setting, and personal responsibility Conduct and document multiple monthly individual group and individual meetings with advisees; will manage content and outreach for assigned clients on the web-based student information portal (JICS/Jenzabar) and StudentAccess Attend all Advising Department meetings and present information as needed Maintain currency with federal, tribal, and statewide policies and mandates, as well as advising pedagogies and technology; and maintain related data and write related reports Travel to Northwest Indian College extended sites and campuses to assist with educational development and assisting site managers and advisors in enrollment Advise TRIO/SSS students to help them move successfully through the rese